Antelope Valley Search and Rescue

AV Search and Rescue Logo

The Antelope Valley Search and Rescue Team is a non-profit, volunteer organization affiliated with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The men and women of the team are trained and ready to respond to virtually any wilderness emergency 24-hours a day. The team is always on stand-by and is notified via pagers when the need arises. Whether the call be for a lost or injured hiker, skier, or rock climber, the AV Search and Rescue Team is always ready to respond. The majority of our rescues are performed in the county of Los Angeles and the Angeles National Forest. There are 8 S&R teams in LA County, we pool our resources in the event of large operations to provide the most value to our communities.

See a map of the Angeles National Forest area patrolled by the AV Search and Rescue Team.

The team is comprised of level I and level II Reserve Deputies, Civilian Volunteer Specialists (CVS) and only 3 paid employees of the Sheriff's Department. Our team members come from all walks of life, from business owners to space craft engineers and teachers. While each team member may have a different full-time occupation, we all get great satisfaction when our team participates in the successful location and rescue of someone in need.

If you are interested in becoming a Search and Rescue Reserve Deputy Sheriff or would like further information, click Here.

AV Search and Rescue Presentation
AV SAR Presentation

AV Search and Rescue Photo Gallery
AV SAR Photo Gallery

The AV Search and Rescue Team covers the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas including:

City of Palmdale
City of Lancaster
City of Littlerock
City of Wrightwood
Wrightwood Calif
Mountain High Ski Resort
Quartz Hill
Lake Los Angeles

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AV SAR Contact Information
AV SAR Contact Information

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

AV SAR Team Access
AV SAR Team Access